Job Vacancy: PA to the Ambassador of Japan

Working hours:   Monday to Friday, 9:30am-6:00pm (Lunch hour: 12:45pm-1:45pm) with possibility of overtime work
Location:   Embassy of Japan, London
Salary:   28k according to qualifications and experience
Application Deadline:  14 February 2020, 18:00
Interviews:   Rolling basis
Start Date:   End of February 2020
Job Details:          
The Embassy of Japan seeks a highly qualified person who can perform as a Personal Assistant to the Ambassador of Japan and as a part of the Protocol Section.
Duties include:
  • Arranging appointments, lunches, dinners and events for the Ambassador
  • General administrative duties such as handling and drafting correspondence, managing the Ambassador’s schedule, and maintaining contact databases
  • Supporting ad hoc events hosted at the Embassy
  • Providing support to diplomats on protocol issues
Applicants should have competence in secretarial and protocol work. This role would suit someone with protocol/political/business knowledge. The candidate should possess the English language as a mother tongue or equivalent, both spoken and written, and good IT skills including MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook and MS Powerpoint. A command of Japanese language is not necessary but would be appreciated. Also, it is preferable that the applicant has knowledge of British culture, customs and etiquette.
How to apply:    
Interested candidates should submit a CV (as detailed as possible) and covering letter explaining how you are able to meet the requirements for the position, along with your current salary, daytime telephone number, and email address.
Embassy of Japan
101-104 Piccadilly, London, W1J 7JT
Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, documentation to certify their legal right to work in the UK.
The successful applicant shall serve a probation period of three months immediately after the date of the start of the employment.
It is the Embassy’s policy that we do not give any kind of feedback of the interviews.
As we receive high-volume of applications, we do not send acknowledgement emails, unless you are invited for the interviews.
All enquiries regarding this job vacancy must be made by email.
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